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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-i
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In general, how do you feel in terms of happiness in your current life?
1  very unhappy
2  unhappy
3  moderate
4  happy
5  very happy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Fang et al. (2002): study TW 1999 HIV-infected patients, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999-2000 N = 136
Mean
= 3.110
SD
= 0.823
Zhao (2012): study CN 2003 18-60 general public, urban China, 2003 N = 3431
Mean
= 3.290
SD
= 0.790